The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Friday, July 14, 2017

A Super Pig... and Back-of-the-Book Blurb # 67

      Recently I saw the movie Okja. Was it one of my all-time favorites, ranking up there with Hidalgo and Widow of Saint Pierre and Chocolat and Love Actually and Doctor Zhivago?

     Well, no.

     But I did enjoy it.

     You might enjoy doing something silly. Or writing something a bit lighter. If a child's book titled Battle Bunny intrigues you, go here and check out my post at the Muffin.
    And if you'd like to read about how they made the movie Okja, go here.

    Without further ado, here is this week's book blurb's guidelines:

Look at the photo below. That is the cover of your bookYou choose the genre. Is it a nonfiction piece? Is it a romance between a chef and all things pork? You decide.

Write an enticing blurb--150 words or less. (The title doesn't count in the word count.) Blurbs are those enticing bits that prod you into buying the book. Sometimes they're on the back cover of the book. Sometimes they're on the inside front cover. What they always try to do is lure you into purchasing the book. 

Lisa Ricard Claro was the original creator of this writing challenge. She moved to Florida and with the piles of money she's made from her novels. Lisa's unpacking the last of her boxes and is doing her best to keep her address a top secret when it comes to Linda O'Connell. (Linda looooves the beach.)

Include your blurb in a blog post. Include a link to this post. Also, link your post to Mr. Linky. Mr. Linky is easy. If you've never done it, you'll be impressed with how simple he is. And then, check out the other blurb(s). It's interesting to see the different directions writers take, given the same photo.

Here's the book cover, along with my blurb:

The Unmaking of a Meat-Eater

She’d seen the movie Okja. With disgust, she’d watched the latest hot dog eating contest. Helen even reread the scary parts of Charlotte’s Web.
And she’d survived all that.
What finally drove her over the edge was a Hawaiian luau party. When Helen saw that roasted piglet getting plated, she lost it. All over her lei.
She also lost her love of any kind of meat. “I’ll never make another animal suffer because of me,” she swore. “The flesh of an animal will never again pass my lips, nor will leather shoes cover my toes.”
Helen’s husband Leroy tried to lure her back to the carnivorous side. Bacon-wrapped figs. Slow-cooked ribs, waved under her nose. He tried to tempt her with bagels topped with a schmear and some lox.
Will Helen remain a vegetarian? Or will she drag Leroy to the kale burger side of town? (146 words)

And for Val and Pat and anyone else who'd like to play along, here is the photo for next week:

What have you done playful or silly lately? Stressed-out minds want to know...


  1. I can't imagine life without meat!! I would gladly take her share. I believe that won't be able to stay a vegetarian and the call of the beast will beckon her! LOL

    1. Pat--I'm rooting for Helen. I think she'll stay strong... most of the time.

  2. Helen may rethink the vegetarian option when her house is overrun with vermin and insects. Unless, of course, some animals are more equal than others.

    1. Val--Flies that are swallowed accidentally don't count... at least that's my opinion.

  3. Until I looked closer I thought it was fowl and was going to write a tur-duck-en post. Poor little oinker. No bacon for my breakfast. Thanks a lot.

    1. Linda--You live with a ham. You don't need bacon. ;)

  4. I just watched the sweetest movie ever. I'd never heard of it or the star Domhnall Gleeson. "About Time." A nice, very funny young British red-head is told by his father (Bill Nighy - one of my favorite actors) that the men in their family can time travel. Not dramatically through centuries, but in small ways. So, in his burning quest to get a girlfriend, he does short do-overs and makes a whole lot of lives better. Kinda sappy but beautifully done, with awesome music too.


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